June 28, 2013

Army Bans Toe Shoes

“There’s something afoot in the U.S. Army. A ban has been issued on wearing toe shoes while training — you know, those shoe gloves. The official name is Vibram FiveFingers. They have separate compartments for each toe and are soft and flexible and comfy. Feels like going barefoot with protection. Kind of like a condom for the foot.


Army Bans Toe Shoes

Seems that the big brass find them, uh, ugly. While there has been some outcry in defense of the banned footwear, it isn’t likely they’ll be reinstated any time soon. According to the official decision, “”Only those shoes that accomodate all five toes in one compartment are authorized for wear.”"

If you suspect one of your Army buddies is privately using the glove shoes while training, but you’re not SURE, it’s probably a good idea not to ask and CERTAINLY don’t tell.|”